The Imagineers and The Techsperts
Sam Pomana: ‘Mouldy’
Technical Director, Dreamweavers Technical Pty Ltd
“We care, plain and simple. The amount of thought and love that goes into every event reaches so far beyond the industry standard. Near enough is never good enough for us.”
Having fingers that look like toes hasn’t stopped Sam pushing all the right buttons and reaching the pinnacle of praise for delivering seamless and stress-free events. With over a decade of industry experience in Australia and overseas, including technical director for the successful 2018 Commonwealth Games bid, Sam’s calming expertise and unrivalled technical tool belt ensures event solutions, equipment quality and specifications are bang on to deliver the best possible outcome for client budgets and exceptional events every time. From pre-production to onsite producing, this sharp shooter heads up a team of ‘techsperts’ specialising in the basics as well as the cutting edge. From 3D Vector works CAD Drawing to video editing and content creation, Sam’s vast knowledge of technical production, pre-planning, design and production are second to none.
Melinda Harris: ‘Malcom‘
“We know many companies promise quality events and sometimes they even deliver on that, but we offer something different; a unique and friendly approach, exciting and fresh execution and an experience you’ll long remember with people whose company you’ll enjoy.”
It’s not often one falls down the stairs while telling a story about falling down stairs but while Mel Harris might enjoy a regular trip around the office, she’s as solid and steady as it comes on the toughest event terrain. Involved in all aspects of the business from organisational and administrative management through to concept and quote creation; sales and marketing activity through to supplier and client liaison, Mel Harris is the company nerve centre and a steady and sisterly heartbeat packed with passion and her love for the job. With 22 years experience and unrivalled institutional knowledge, Mel comes into contact with 90 percent of clients making it her business to learn history, build relationships, deliver promises, cement trust and water budding business friendships.
Helena Medhurst: ‘H’
Director of Events
”Our absolute focus is about continuing to reinvent ways for people to learn, network, honour, reward, engage, reflect and make a difference. I love being apart of a team that understands the importance of servicing a client with precision, care, and enthusiasm. It’s completely infectious.”
Helena has been working as events director for over 20 years producing more than 1,200 events over 20 years in over 50 destinations around the world. Through her diverse event experience, Helena has developed immaculate organisational, communication and management skills. With a tenacious work ethic, she specialises in strategic event planning, expert technical management, and conference logistic delivery. To add a further feather in her cap she has opened some of Queensland’s most iconic pieces of infrastructure. This varied experience has refined Helena’s skills in thinking outside the box when it comes to project management, logistical planning, budgeting, accommodation & travel management.
Danielle Gadanyi: ‘Dannii‘
Senior Events Manager
“We work on building a relationship of trust with our clients, creating a shared ambition that enables us to exceed our client’s expectations. We become an extension of your team, ’the Dream Team’ and focus on our client’s ultimate outcome.”
With a formidable memory and a list for everything, Danielle runs her events with military precision. She holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in Event Management and has worked for over 12 years as a professional conference organiser and event specialist. With unsurpassed attention to detail, her focus is on conferencing, client relationship management, registration and venue management. Danielle’s skills also reach into chartered flights and ground transport with management of over 200 travellers each day. She can inject new life into the most rigid of conferences or innovate on a Branson level if given enough rope. Danielle is our magic when it comes to getting the most impact from a stretched budget.
Ben Greenslade: ‘Benny‘
“We’re client centered, love a challenge and go above and beyond in everything we do. A cutting edge company that heels to good old fashioned customer service. It’s a rarer combination than you think.”
As operations manager, Ben has become the crucial link between the front line and our industry and production experts. Armed with over 16 years of hotel and venue production management experience, Ben has a firm hold of industry expectations. He is the ultimate ’YES’ man and with a passion for events outweighed only by a passion for client experience, Ben’s committed to delivering the Dreamweavers’ dream.
Troy Berwick: ‘Berza‘
Senior Project Manager
“There’s no greater satisfaction than seeing a gig come to life; from the first concept and quote stoke on my keyboard to the live event on the night. There’s a certain pride standing back five minutes before doors and watching the masterpiece breathe. That’s the moment for me.”
Twenty five years in the industry has left Troy with a unique ability to tie knots in wire with his tongue and a strong self-belief he can breathe though his ears. Even more valuable to clients is his creative genius in nailing concepts; devising best case scenario budget breakdowns; attention to detail in pre-production planning, onsite execution and seamless delivery come show time. Troy’s strong communication acumen transitions clients, Dreamweavers production and venue teams into one well-oiled machine driving a common vision that creatively incorporates the best technical elements and the highest service standards into a fully themed space. A master of immersion, Troy throws himself into every event with confidence, authority, passion and the kind of personality that inevitably ends in a friendly beer.